7 Days Without Crohns!

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   Posted 3/12/2010 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I need to get my mind off of "me" today. rolleyes So...If you had 7 glorious days without a Crohn's diagnosis and worrying about symptoms, food, bathrooms...etc., where would you go and what would you do?

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   Posted 3/12/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I would take a vacation to the beach with my family.  I would love to just relax in the sun, make sand castles, and watch the kids splash and have fun!

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   Posted 3/12/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I would eat all the cajun food, steak, milkshakes, ice cream, popcorn, raw fruit & raw veggies, nachos, pizza (and the list goes on) that my body could hold for 7 whole days and after each meal I would jog, swim, lift weights, go to the beach and all the physical activities I could muster. Then I'd finish it all off with all the mixed drinks I could handle, sit back and laugh at my dog as I stated "see, I can do what you do too"! Wait a minute.....isn't all that nasty food and drink what flared me in the first place....Oh...to dream! :)

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   Posted 3/12/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
i would head straight to germany to relive my youth..


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   Posted 3/13/2010 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I would head to Disney World. I would be so happy to be symptom free I would of course have to go to the happiest place on earth!!!!yeah

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   Posted 3/13/2010 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
A car ride, a vacation, an all you can eat buffet and a smile on my face. YES!!!!!

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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   Posted 3/13/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Honestly, If I had 7 days symptom free, 7 days of normal weight.. etc..

I'd finally get out to the city and have a good time. Finally Not worry about stuff. Just LIVE for a week.

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   Posted 3/13/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I would load up the truck with camping gear, hitch up the boat and go camping by a lake. Sleeping in our tent, breakfast over an open fire, smores over the campfire at night, fishing and water skiing.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 14, have had minor flares throughout the years, but mostly kept in remission. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. Was on Pred. Dr. wants to try Humira...
Currently just take a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, and fish oil.

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   Posted 3/13/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
If avoiding putting on weight could be chucked in as part of the deal, I'd become an eating machine for a week. You name it: I'd eat it. (Except for avocado and asparagus.)

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   Posted 3/14/2010 3:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I think all of us would indulge in ALL the food we couldn't eat usually.Oh how I miss my popcorn and my salads,think I would probably lose weight in 7 days because I would be living on salad and popcorn!!!!
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets, multivitamin tablets, Omega 3
Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
levothyroxine (thyroid)
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   Posted 3/14/2010 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I would get my coffee back!!!  I would share chocolate and cookies and cake again with my kids!!!  I would just EAT!!!
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CD diagnosed 11/12/09
Seeing a Naturopath and modifying my diet, so far

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   Posted 3/14/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
lol. I've had a pretty good week with the Prilosec working for the Gerd and my bland-ish diet. But I got extra hungry this weekend and I guess went a little overboard on eating or eating outside of my "bland" but barely, so I don't know what set me off, diarrhea, cramps today and I needed a nap b/c it made me tired. So back to blandish diet tomorrow. I took some bites of my son's chicken sausage and I wonder if it was too spicey and that did it.

I should ask my aunt she has crohn's pretty bad if she gets 7 days worth of relief, I guess I'll be talkin' to her more ; )
-Mom of a preschool boy and teenage girl and wife to a wonderful man.
Hypothyroid, newly dx'd Crohn's, Gerd. I love to look for natural ways to heal first, conventional ways second and keep my faith.

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   Posted 3/14/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
All inclusive beach vacation.
The few vacations I've been on, I had to prepare my own food, but what kind of a vacation is that?

Post Edited (Roni) : 3/14/2010 10:10:34 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/14/2010 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Sana Bell island , Fla. picking up shells and seeing the sites, walking with the birds and watching the sun sets. Nights with a flash light on the beach looking at the live shells like Lightning Welks as they move in the shallows searching for food. Sea turtles lumbering in the sand , nesting . Key Lime pie , grooper fingers and frys. Watching my wife shop and loving the sea breeze.
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   Posted 3/14/2010 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I just went on a 7 day service trip with my school in rural southwest Virginia. I ate pretty much anything I wanted.... PBJ, Cereal, Steak, Sausage, Eggs, Pizza, etc....

I survived...

You'd be surprised... When you really have things to do and you don't think about it symptoms are a lot better.

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   Posted 3/15/2010 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I would travel somewhere farther than 2-3 hours away whether by flight or car or etc. But definetly travel somewhere.
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 3/15/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I would eat so much food... oh my gosh. So much food.
I would also want to travel somewhere like everyone else... maybe Scotland, or Australia!
female 20, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin

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